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The False Eden of Gambling

January 12, 1998

The proliferation of government-sponsored gambling in our society has become a significant concern both for our Catholic community and our society. With government backing, the implication seems to be given that what is legal is therefore moral.

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Gambling Revenues in schools

September 27, 2010   Our Shepherd Speaks ARCHBISHOP RICHARD SMITH Archbishop Richard Smith provided the following teaching document to all superintendents and chairs of boards of trustees of Catholic school districts in the Edmonton Archdiocese. It explains the Catholic teaching behind the archdiocese's new policy banning the use of revenue from harmful gambling activities in Catholic facilities. Background In 1998, the Bishops of Alberta issued a statement entitled The False Eden of Gambling. The document addressed the growing phenomenon of legalized gambling in this province, and signaled the concern of the bishops regarding the seriously adverse effects of this practice on individuals and families, especially the poor. In it the bishops called upon Christians to examine their consciences with respect to gambling practices and the harm being caused to our fellow citizens and our society. The bishops of St. Paul and Calgary have offered teaching to assist in this examination of conscience. ...

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China insists on an independent Church

October 25, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Catholicism failed to take root in China due chiefly to the Catholic Church's failure to adapt to Chinese culture and policies, says an Edmonton author.

Dr. Louis K. Ho, a researcher on the Church in China and a theology professor at St. Stephen's College at the University of Alberta, hints that unless the Vatican shows flexibility in China, the majority of Chinese people will continue to live their lives without knowing Jesus. more . . .

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Synod asked to support MidEast women

Sr. Daniella Harrouk

October 25, 2010
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY - The Catholic Church in the Middle East should be a leading example of respecting and promoting women in a region where their rights often are limited, a Maronite nun from Lebanon told the Synod of Bishops. more . . .

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Couples for Christ hosts men's conference

October 25, 2010
HENRY LIAZ
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

EDMONTON - Couples for Christ (CFC) Canada, an international association of the faithful, held its first ever CFC Servants of the Lord national conference Oct. 2-3 in Edmonton.

CFC Servants of the Lord (SOLD) is one of the family ministries of Couples for Christ catering to mature men 21 years of age and older. more . . .

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Don't take love lying down

October 25, 2010
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

At the archdiocesan youth rally, the reaction on the faces of youth told the story.

For example, jokes that the boys laughed at, most girls did not. When observations pertained to one gender, it showed in their expressions, while the others looked with blank, unknowing stares. The differences between boys and girls were evident. more . . .

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Priests help world conquer euphoria, violence

October 25, 2010
JOHN THAVIS
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – In a letter to the world's seminarians, Pope Benedict said that in the face of recent moral failings of clergy, the world needs priests and pastors who can serve God and bring God to others. more . . .

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Alpha throws struggling woman a lifeline

Catholic Social Services Logo

October 25, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Catholic Social Services is hoping to raise enough money from its annual Sign of Hope campaign to expand a support program for women with complex needs, including addictions. more . . .

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St. Charles parish reaches out to shantytown in Peru

St. Charles Parish Logo

October 25, 2010
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – Lima, the capital of Peru, has expanded enormously in the past decade as thousands of new peasant families come in each year from the countryside in search of a better life.

Newcomers simply squat on empty land, no matter how barren, sandy, rocky or sloping the terrain may be. more . . .

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Graduands of Newman College at Convocation 2010

 

Graduands of Newman College at Convocation 2010

 

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